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The Marsh Berkeley
Between Shattuck and Oxford 2120 Allston Way Berkeley, CA 94704
415-641-0235
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48 events
31 reviews
16 stars
The weather was warm. I wore casual clothing.
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25 events
13 reviews
201 stars
The Marsh Theater is located in Berkeley, CA. Seating is great no matter were you have reserved your theater seats. Bathrooms are clean consistently. Greeters are always smiling and seem to enjoy their positions. Great venue/theater for performancimg arts.
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Jeff Greenwald's "Strange Travel Suggestions"
44 ratings
4.7 average rating
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234 events
222 reviews
24 stars
attended Jan 21 2011

Greenwald is a master storyteller with an encyclopedic memory for names,places, details of far ranging travels. He engaged the audience, had topical tidbits to start the show and relax the 3 audience participants who spun the wheel to choose the...continued

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36 reviews
10 stars
attended Aug 06 2011

Jeff Greenwald is a great storyteller. We thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

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200 events
27 reviews
52 stars
attended Jan 06 2011

It was a wonderful opening night. I went to see him at the Berkeley Jewish Community Center in 2008, and didn't hear any of the same stories last night. Yes, it's always different. He is a magical story teller, and also a terrific travel writer....continued

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“Peculiar travel suggestions,” Kurt Vonnegut wrote in_ Cats Cradle_, “are dancing lessons from God.” Indeed, it’s those unpredictable discoveries and encounters that make world travel so illuminating. Oakland-based Jeff Greenwald — best known for his best-selling books, including _Shopping for Buddhas, The Size of the World and now Snake Lake_ — brings the hand of destiny to this work: an improvised monologue inspired by the joys of wanderlust. Audience members step onstage, and spin a huge, colorful Wheel of Fortune. ’Round and ’round it spins, and where it stops, the story begins…. 

Jeff Greenwald has visited six continents, working as a writer, performer, and photographer. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, National Geographic Adventure, Afar, Salon, and many other publications. He also serves as Executive Director of Ethical Traveler (www.ethicaltraveler.org), a global alliance dedicated to human rights, environmental protection and the ambassadorial potential of world travel. Jeff’s new book, Snake Lake — set in Kathmandu during the “People Power” revolution of 1990 — was released in November 2010 by Counterpoint Press.